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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ

Contact: Democratic Services  Committee Manager


No. Item


Appointment of a Chair



Declarations of Interest



No declarations of interest were made.



Meeting Procedure



First Renewal Application pdf icon PDF 424 KB

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The Committee received a report from the Licensing Enforcement Officer to consider the first renewal of the Private Hire Operator Licence held by Mr Buyukdag in line with Cambridge City Council’s taxi licensing policy.


The Licensing Enforcement Officer confirmed that Mr Buyukdag had been advised to include full details in his booking log but all other matters had been completed satisfactorily.




Mr Buyukdag confirmed that he had nothing further to add as all the relevant information was included within the Sub Committees report.


At one stage the applicant (who was attending by telephone) had inadvertently / mistakenly disconnected his call and, until he was reconnected, the meeting was adjourned.


Members confirmed that they had no questions to ask Mr Buyukdag.


Summing Up


The Licensing Enforcement Officer confirmed that this application was a standard first renewal application. Mr Buyukdag had fulfilled all the necessary criteria. An issue had been raised regarding information kept in the booking log but this has been addressed and will be checked at the next check.


Mr Buyukdag confirmed that he had nothing further to say.


The Legal Advisor referred members to guidance contained within the Sub Committee report and also advised Mr Buyukdag that a member of staff would be observing the deliberation process as part of a training exercise but would not take part in the discussion.


Members withdrew at 10.45am. Whilst retired, and having made their decision, Members received legal advice on the wording of the decision.




To renew the operator’s licence for five years.


Reasons for reaching the decision are as follows:

The applicant had completed all parts of the application process satisfactorily and no outstanding issues arising out of the inspection.


Record of Decision pdf icon PDF 204 KB